Truck and Track
New Vehicle Maintenance Unit creates
further jobs in Northamptonshire
Coop has partnered with Scania dealer, TruckEast Ltd, opening
up a vehicle maintenance unit at their distribution centre in
Wellingborough. Based on the Park Farm Industrial Estate, the
site brings an opportunity for further jobs in the area.
The team of dedicated technicians that will be based at the
vehicle maintenance unit (vmu) will be responsible for all vehicle
preparation including trailers and tail-lifts.
Ultimately, when it’s fully up and running,
it will manage 160 trucks and trailers that
will operate out of the site 24 hours a day.
“The addition of the vmu has created eight
new jobs with the potential for more as the
business expands,” says Regional Aftersales
Director - West, Graham Broughton.
“We’re already a large business in
So being able to create more opportunities
for the sector that contributes to just
shy of 10% of the counties employment
is fantastic for the local area. Not only
with the Coop VMU, but also at our latest
acquisition of ST Fleet in Northampton,
where we’re recruiting for further staff,” he
TruckEast, as a growing business in the
Eastern Counties, strives to deliver a total
support solution for its customers. That,
along with its commitment to uptime, is
key to the latest partnership with Coop. The new on-site vmu will
operate24-hours, sevendays aweek providingCoopwith increased
overall efficiency when it comes to repairs.
Recruitment for the site is underway with all vacancies live on the
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